Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:40 am
Supporting classical music is a family tradition that Santa Monica’s John Bohn is carrying on with enthusiasm. He is continuing this tradition by sponsoring Orchestra Santa Monica’s season opening concert in October.
Posted Sep. 21, 2014, 6:31 am
"Madam Secretary," a drama starring Tea Leoni as a secretary of state balancing demands of her job with her responsibilities to her family, premieres at 8 p.m. tonight and will be rerun at 10 p.m. on CBS.
Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:15 am
The future of the Muir Woods mural that adorns the Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park corner of Olympic High School in Santa Monica is uncertain, with parties for and against the current design, heading to mediation.
Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:45 am
Methods for protecting precious antiquities from earthquakes, and the latest developments in solar energy are just two of the topics of the Santa Monica College Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series.
Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:57 am
The 8th Somatic Movement Arts Festival culminates this weekend with three embodiment performances at 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, following a week of creative body-mind-movement workshops since Tuesday.
Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:50 am
Save the date -- Tara Gallery in Santa Monica has announced the opening of acclaimed Iranian expatriate Hossein Khosrojerdi. The show opens on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Tara Gallery with a reception from 6-9 pm and continues until Oct. 15.
Posted Sep. 8, 2014, 9:49 am
The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present free performances of “Disgraceful Veils of Afghanistan’s Taliban” Sept. 9-13 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
Posted Sep. 4, 2014, 8:41 am
There are traditional Passover Seders and then there are Passover Seders of a different kind. One of the recent depictions of this 2000-year-old tradition, was the one presented in the West Coast Jewish Theatre’s production of “The Whipping Man,” in which the Seder was conducted by Simon, a newly freed slave whose owners were Jewish and whose religion and its practices he embraced as his own.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:17 am
The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is presenting “Sight Readings: A 35-Year Survey of Work by Roxanne Sexauer,” an exhibition of original works by the printmaker renowned in the contemporary printmaking community as an artist whose aesthetic of abstraction references nature. Sexauer’s work recognizes a long tradition built in the distinctive qualities and processes of hand-pulled prints.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:50 am
For Santa Monica resident Craig Horowitz, his recently published book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy” is an achievement five years in the making.
Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:28 am
Being a transplanted born and bred New Yorker raised in the shadow of Broadway, I was quite excited and looking forward to “Broadway Under The Stars,” Chris Isaacson’s musical review with Jennifer Holliday headlining this first-class production which was presented at the jammed iconic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.
Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:40 am
A fall quilting exhibition will feature the work of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild, along with two other Los Angeles-based quilt guilds, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Los Angeles LDS Temple Visitors’ Center in West L.A.
Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am
Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:32 am
The California Heritage Museum will present a new monthly community event starting this Tuesday called the Ocean Park Classic Car Night.
Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:22 am
“Quest for Flight” author Craig S. Harwood will provide a talk on the biography that he wrote about his great grand uncle, John J. Montgomery this Sunday, Aug. 10 beginning at 2 pm.
Posted Aug. 6, 2014, 9:08 am
Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting. His play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating, albeit painful, journeys into childhood trauma, memories of which are trapped in the subconscious or too painful to consciously revisit.
Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:28 am
Grumpy Cat, the feline with the famous frown, will make an appearance at Kitson at Santa Monica Place to promote her new book today, Aug. 4. The book, The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat, is the follow-up to New York Times bestseller Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book.
Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:02 am
The smooth sounds of jazz is set to fill the air at Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August from 5-7 pm, beginning this weekend thanks to the return of the free Jazz on the Lawn series.
Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 8:59 am
Tonight, Aug. 1, Los Angeles artists Julienne Johnson and J.J. L’Heureux will take part in an opening reception for a new group show titled “Five Artist Show” at FABstudio in Santa Monica. Both artists have exhibited their work around the world, but admit they are looking forward to being featured in this Main Street gallery.
Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:38 am
Santa Monica resident and Emmy-Award winning playwright-producer, Peter Lefcourt, is the epitome of the local who doesn’t want to leave home even to go to work.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:47 am
A family-friendly morning with Tongva and Chumash Native American story-telling and craft workshops will be held this Saturday morning at Tongva Park. The first season of cultural programming for Tongva Park continues Wednesday with an evening community dance with an internationally known salsa band.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:16 am
Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin recently finished her first paranormal romance novel “The Imati” that’s set in a world of immortals, Souljumpers, Seekers, and ancient prophecies. The book centers around a 300-year-old “Imati” (an immortal) who looks like a 17-year-old girl.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:22 am
For more than two years, Upper West in Santa Monica has put its restaurant walls to the best possible use, displaying paintings of different local artists for about four months at a time through a partnership with local company The Beach Vault.
Posted Jul. 13, 2014, 9:10 am
When you think of art, paintings are usually the first medium that comes to mind. However, in today’s market, “art” covers a broad spectrum. Mixed media has fast become one of the leading forms of art.
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:51 am
Cinema on the Street, Downtown Santa Monica’s free film series, kicks off this tonight, July 11 with a screening of the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 pm.